Juke Joint Photographs
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The first 10 photographs are 2 juke joints on the south side of Highway 18 in and near Hermanville, Mississippi a few miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. I took them on April 14, 2000.|
This juke joint, located in Hermanville, is probably the most photogenic juke joint in Mississippi. The building is 3 side-by-side mobile homes with the common walls removed. That makes it probably the most unusual juke joint in Mississippi.
|In order to catch the sunlight on the building's front for a really beautiful photograph, I suggest you arrive at 8 am and pray for a cloudless day. |
This was taken around 5 pm.
As you see from the photos below, the inside of the Pink Palace is like a folk art museum. The owner, Reuben James, is a nice guy, and he opens the doors on Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. Ask permission before taking photos.
|In my humble Delta bum opinion (IMHDBO) these 2 wall paintings are as good as any Picasso hanging on any wall anywhere. Mississippi Arts Commission, take note of an amazing but unknown talent.|
Imagine what these look like at night when those Christmas lights are energized.
The following photos are juke joints in Durant, Mississippi. I took them in May, 1999.
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